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June 2021

Stone Wall Building Workshop

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hawkins Preserve, 166 North Wilton Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE STONE WALL WORKSHOPS   Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, the Land Trust has restored hundreds of feet of historic stone walls in recent years. Our newest project is the stone wall at Hawkins Preserve, across from 167 North Wilton Road. Join us for an afternoon of wall building, from 4 pm-6:30 pm on Thursday, June 10. We will be working along side our trusted stone mason, Greg Faillaci. Spaces are limited,…

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Beech Leaf Disease – What we know about the impact to our trees

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

REGISTRATION REQUIRED CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Join us for a virtual lecture with Dr. Robert Marra, a plant pathologist who is investigating the impacts of and potential controls for Beech Leaf Disease (BLD). Dr. Marra’s presentation will provide an overview of the current research about this disease, which has the potential to devastate beech trees across our region. Beech Leaf Disease was first identified in Fairfield County in 2019, and has already had a profound impact on Fairfield County’s landscape.…

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Labyrinth Walk & Talk with Christopher Kaczmarek

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watson-Symington Preserve, 100-110 Wellesley Dr
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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On the eve of the summer solstice, join artist and professor Christopher Kaczmarek at Watson-Symington's Labyrinth for an informal talk about the history of seven-circuit labyrinths and the making of our Labyrinth from local stones gathered at the preserve. The outdoor talk will be followed by a meditative walk through the labyrinth.

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Firefly Viewings – 2021

June 27 - July 10
Firefly Sanctuary, 34 Sleepy Hollow Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

Since opening 2015, the New Canaan Land Trust's Firefly Sanctuary has grown in popularity. In an effort to protect the natural resources at the Sanctuary, including the firefly population itself, we will be requiring advanced registration for admittance into the sanctuary during the peak firefly viewing season of June 27 through July 10. Registration for the peak viewing season is full. Visitors are welcome to visit the Firefly Sanctuary without registering after July 10. While not the "peak" of the…

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July 2021

NC Community Wellness Series: Shinrin-Yoku / Forest Bathing

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Browne Preserve, 1180 Valley Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
$5

About the Practice: The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which translates to ‘forest bathing’, is the medicine of simply being in the forest.  It is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness.  The purpose is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment.  The  mental and physical health benefits include reducing stress and fostering relaxation, boosting the immune system, increasing energy, and decreasing anxiety, depression and anger.   A Time Magazine article on Shinrin-Yoku can be found here. “New research…

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